5 months ago
HR Manager - Fixed Term Contract (FMCG / Food Manufacturing)
Location: Llantarnam, Cwmbran
Salary: Competitive Salary
Contract: Full Time, 12 month Maternity Fixed Term Contract
Start Date: Ideally Mid-September / Start of October
Who Are They?
Our client is the home of Jammie Dodgers, Maryland Cookies and Wagon Wheels to name just a few! They are incredibly lucky to work in the world of making delicious biscuits!
Their Vision is to have a shared Pride and Passion for baking sensational biscuits and snacks that delight their consumers, shoppers and their customers. They’re the only major biscuit manufacturer in the UK to focus solely on biscuits, making them one of the key players in the market. They employ circa 1,600 people around the UK, with the majority of their workforce being based at their three main Bakery facilities in Llantarnam, Edinburgh and Blackpool. Their head office is based in St. Albans, with a subsidiary office located in Blackpool and a smaller but equally important Bakery based in Dorset.
They had an amazing 2018, which has included seeing Wagon Wheels featured on the Great British Bake Off and their Llantarnam site featuring on ITV4, as part of their documentary 'Made in Britain'. Along with having amazing brands, they have secured a long term agreement to allow them to manufacture a number of Mars Biscuit branded products and Cathedral City savoury snacks. They are also forming key strategic partnerships within the Retailer Private Label sector.
In order to ensure they can continue to make fantastic biscuits, and to help them on this amazing journey, they are proud to announce that in early 2019 they completed the acquisition of a premium sweet and savoury biscuit manufacturer Thomas Fudge’s. This will only increase their baking capabilities across a number of brand new sweet and savoury categories.
As the new home of Thomas Fudge’s premium biscuit brand, they envisage Thomas Fudge’s as forming a key branded range across their existing product portfolio.
What are they all about?
At our client they pride themselves on being an employer of choice. Their goal is to support the team in achieving their career goals. They do this by providing a working environment that offers opportunity, support, scope and pace of change. Their culture is the foundation of their business. They are fast paced, agile and fun.
They don’t want to bore you with just a Job description - they want to tell you what it’s really like to work for them?
So let’s start with ….…
Why work as part of their HR team?
You’ll join a HR family that is focused on making a better work environment for their colleagues and supporting everybody to be their best. The HR team are passionate individuals focussed on ‘Making a Difference’ in a forward thinking and dynamic fun company.
What does your typical day look like?
As the Interim HR Manager at the Llantarnam bakery, and assisted by your HR team (3), you will play a key role in the execution of their people strategy which will involve translating the business HR strategy and overlaying with key site objectives, this will see you getting involved in:
- Driving positive relationships across the business through communication and via their employee engagement survey
- Challenge the status quo and drive positive cultural change. Support and deliver business change initiatives, such as flexible working and lead the people aspects of change processes
- Employee relations strategy, including participating in annual pay negotiations and revising agreements and terms and conditions of employment to ensure they are fit for the business
- Ensure that the labour resources on site meet the demands and changing demands of the business, including the introduction of new shift patterns
- Own all absence management processes and complete route cause analysis to drive and implement solutions
- Implement changes to the organisation design to meet changing business needs
- Maintain the Company’s code of conduct through the effective operation of the disciplinary and grievance procedures
- Leading the retailer audits from an HR perspective
What are the key ingredients needed for the role?
As the future Interim HR Manager for the Llantarnam Bakery, it is essential to be a well-rounded HR Generalist with experience of operating with senior stakeholders. You will need to be educated to degree level, with a CIPD qualification preferred but is not essential.
A large focus of this role will be responsible for delivering the business strategy through your HR team, for this reason previous experience as a line manager is required.
As a business who encourages a happy family work life balance, they would be willing to consider flexible working options.
Final part of the mix.
As our client is a leading brand across the FMCG sector, they are looking for someone who has HR experience within a medium/large FMCG environment. Along with this you must be able to demonstrate strong employee relations experience gained within a unionised environment.
If you are ready to begin a career with real bite, they would love to hear from you so apply now by clicking the link below.
You may have had previous experience in the following: HR Manager, CIPD, Human Resources, Senior HR Advisor, Manufacturing People Manager, Senior HR Generalist etc.
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